This link shows a spectacular evolution of female portraiture in art, and what better way to introduce CML’s art book collection.
There are many artists living in Tamworth and frequenting the library, so we invest in high quality art books for our patrons, of all ages. We try to buy two or three coffee table-style art books each year, as well as a number of less expensive ones:
There are survey books like The 20th Century Art Book ; books on craft like 500 art quilts : an inspiring collection of contemporary work and 500 bowls: Contemporary Explorations of a Timeless Design; books on photography like Annie Leibovitz at work and Edward Steichen: Lives in Photography; books on 20th century painters, such as De Kooning : an American master, Matisse the master : a life of Henri Matisse, the conquest of colour, 1909-1954 and Chagall.
Some of our best art books are for younger patrons but still well worth looking at:
Chuck Close, up close, Artist to artist : 23 major illustrators talk to children about their art, Georgia O’Keeffe: An Adventurous Spirit, Romare Bearden: Collage of memories; Mary Cassatt : an American in Paris; Toulouse-Lautrec : the Moulin Rouge and the city of light ; A weekend with Winslow Homer .
There are even art books for the little ones about Andy Warhol and Audubon and Giotto and Diego (Rivera), and others. Come in and check them out!